First Horizon enters Tampa-St. Pete market with $3.9 billion deal for IberiaBank

First Horizon National Corp. (NYSE: FHN), a Memphis-based bank, has an agreement to buy all the stock of IberiaBank Corp. (Nasdaq: IBKC) for $3.9 billion.

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DeSantis, Sprowls announce launch of data-driven health care cost comparison tool

Gov. Ron DeSantis joined speaker designate Rep. Chris Sprowls and Secretary of Health Administration Mary Mayhew Monday at a Walmart in Palm Harbor to announce the launch of Florida Health Finder, a new data-driven tool to provide Florida health care consumers with data comparing price and quality of common health care services at a granular level.

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Six Tampa-St. Pete startups are part of a $1.9 billion economic engine in Florida

The Institute for Commercialization of Florida Technology has had a nearly $1.9 billion total economic impact in the state over the past nine years.

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Episode 58: Blake Wilson, a.k.a. BatDad [St. Pete X]

Going viral: Blake Wilson talks becoming BatDad, monetizing content and managing the pressure of internet fame

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Home again: Klinkenberg to return to St. Pete for this weekend’s Festival of Reading

He’ll be back in his adopted hometown for Saturday’s Tampa Bay Times Festival of Reading, on the St. Pete campus of the University of South Florida. More than 50 authors will speak (here’s the schedule) and sign books.

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The Shuffle

Jim Mizes


The Hustle

Melinda Capawana

Melinda Capawana came to photography later in life. What started as a hobby to distract Capawana from her empty nest turned into a passion for photographing friends and family and eventually a business.

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Starting Up

Healthtech, adtech, fintech startups among those in the next Tampa Bay Wave accelerator

Tampa Bay Wave says its new cohort of accelerator startups may be its most diverse ever, in terms of the wide range of problems the young companies are solving.

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Suhas Apte
TiE Tampa

Focus: SHINE

Want Better Streets? Just Add Paint. [City Lab]

Bloomberg Philanthropies’ Asphalt Art Initiative wants to bring a boost of color to the streets of America’s small and mid-size cities.

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Startup Report Episode 42: TableDot

Katherine Allen of TableDot joins Catalyst Publisher Joe Hamilton in the studio.

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